‘I’ll hold them accountable': Rob Ford lobs political threats at councillors willing to consider taxes to fund transit

Originally posted on National Post | News:

On the eve of what could be a critical debate on transit funding in Toronto, Mayor Rob Ford continued to lob political threats at those who dare to debate taxes and tolls.

“If 30 councillors want to put their name to implement taxes on the back of hardworking taxpayers in the city, I’ll hold them accountable in the next election. I’ll guarantee that,” Mr. Ford said on Monday.

It’s still unclear if two thirds of city council will vote to overrule the mayor and his executive committee by adding a debate on transit revenue tools to the agenda as early as Tueday. Metrolinx has asked municipalities for advice on what taxes or fees they would agree to implement in order to raise $2-billion a year for major transit expansion across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. The regional transit agency will make a recommendation to Queen’s Park, which will then…

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